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The New England Coffee Company partnered with the Friends of the MPL

to offer locally roasted and brewed COFFEE at our Saturday event.

"Coffee and a Book - the perfect blend!"

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Our SPRING BOOK SALE was May 6 with a 

Malden's Mayor Gary Christenson was our first customer on Friday evening.  Pictured here are members  Judy Harvey,  Mayor Gary Christenson,   President of the Friends  Mary Ellen O'Meara and  Vice President  Marion Browning.

On Saturday morning, the New England Coffee Company, based in Malden, sent over their Coffee truck to be strategically parked at the entrance to the Library and donated all coffee served. Patrons were asked for a donation in exchange for the brew of their choice and all proceeds went to the Friends of the MPL ...

What could be more stimulating than a good cup of coffee and a Book Sale on a Saturday morning?

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Friends Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, June 13, 7:30pm

Spring has sprung and summer is approaching! Join us at our June meeting to learn about upcoming events, a Summer Purge Party? ... the book room organization, new developments, upcoming events and opportunities to support the library. We'll hear about the programming at our stellar MPL and grant the library's wish list, too! 

WE ARE SEEKING NEW MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS TO HEAD UP THE NEW MEMBER RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE!   Help us develop ways to reach out to Malden's diverse community and enrich our organization.

We meet at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street, Malden, entrance on Park Street) in the Program Room on the second Tuesday of each month. All Friends are welcome to attend.

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2023 Events

Pizza and Purge Party

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10am-2pm
Summer Purge Party in JUNE!

All members are welcome to join our book room weeding event. Our shelves are full and we need to pull books that are in poor condition or not selling in order to make room for new donations. We start at 10am and have pizza or another refreshment delivered around noon to keep us fueled until the event ends at 2pm. This is a great way to help the Friends, learn about the book room, and meet other volunteers. Purged books will be donated to another Non-profit organization; if damaged they will be recycled.
Shown:  Member and Comms Committee Chair Ellie Moreton shows off our work.


“Coffee and a Book – the Perfect Blend”

Saturday, May 6th, 2023, 10am-2pm. 
Special "Members only" preview sale
on Friday, May 5th, 6-9pm!

The moment we've all been waiting for! Our Spring Book Sale features a new sponsor - The New England Coffee Company is partnering with the Friends of the MPL to offer COFFEE at our Saturday event. 
The NECC truck will be strategically parked at the Library and will donate all coffee served. Patrons are asked for a donation in exchange for the brew of their choice and all proceeds will go to the Friends of the MPL 
... What could be more stimulating than a good cup of coffee and a Book Sale on a Saturday morning?

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2023 Events Continued

Halloween Book event at City Hall Plaza

Halloween afternoon

Who was that masked man? Come trick or treating at the Friends stand at City Hall Plaza and get a REAL treat - a free children's book! In collaboration with the Malden Chamber of Commerce

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Winter Concert

Sunday, December 3

In collaboration with the Malden Historical Society, come enjoy music in the magnificent setting of the Malden Public Library. Don't miss it!
More details to come...

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Brews for Books

A fundraiser to benefit the Malden Public Library

Our first craft beer tasting was in September 2018. Neighbors and friends gathered to sip local craft beer and cider, mingle, and sample bites from local restaurants, all in the historic Converse Memorial Building of the Malden Public Library. The evening also included live music by the Outrageous Forture Trio, games on the lawn, tours of the Library's art collection, and raffle and auction items. We hope to plan an event for the 2024 calendar year.

We had around 20 different brews to taste. Participating breweries included:

  • Artifact Cider

  • Bone Up

  • Down the Road Beer Company

  • Idle Hands

  • Jack's Abby

  • Merrimack Ales

  • Shakesbeer

  • Small Change Brewing

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